be a role model of courage. people will respect you so much more, and want to follow in your footsteps.
be open and accepting. from this, people will understand your own views, even if they don’t believe them, and they will be real happy that you try to appreciate theirs.
listen more, speak less. it’s not just about people respecting you, it’s you respecting other people. just be listening, you might inspire someone to delve further into their topic of conversation and come up with interesting and original ideas, with the confidence you give them.
reject politics! fuck the system! just kidding, but yeah, you don’t have to act like you follow every word your PM or President says. come up with your own radical interpretation (ok, don’t take it too far) but what you come up with may interest others around you!